Depends on your location in relation to the suburban spread (haven't actually been "in" Belton since `72 - pop was stationed at RGAFB). However, have been on 71, rushing past, and the area, as viewed from the highway, is an unrecognizable sprawl. If you've got some acreage on the periphery and fencing to mask these putative pullets then, yes, you might make out. Then again, better 4 legal hens than 8 hens, a nasty neighbor, and a code enforcement officer giving you a summons and reducing the count to 0.
In Columbia, the townies get to "run" up to 6 with some pretty exacting requirements.
I'd probably start with 4 the first year and see how it goes. Then, if you think it prudent, increase the flock count.
Have read too many sad stories, over the years, about members who believed their "over count" of chooks was "invisible", when it was not.
Good luck!Edited by ivan3 - 10/29/15 at 1:26pm